Each fall and winter, various educational community programs are offered in our area, and I was very intrigued when I read the following course description in the pamphlet that came in the mail:
"Have you ever found yourself in the midst of Christmas trees, parties, shopping and gift-wrapping and looking for something more? Do you find yourself wanting to be moved by the celebration of the spirit instead of being moved to hit a sale at the mall? This class is ideal for anyone who struggles to maintain a family-oriented Christmas. You will have an opportunity to explore your values around giving, family traditions, decorations, family time, and to explore what truly energizes you in your celebration."
When I noticed the instructor was an acquaintance I've admired, I wanted to attend even more and convinced my friend Jody to join me. Well, apparently we were the only ones interested--no one else registered for the class!
I was really disappointed the evening was canceled, but decided to ask the instructor if she would be willing to review the material with us privately. Jody was unable to come at the time we scheduled, so not only did I receive one-on-one guidance through the "class," I also didn't have to pay the $12 registration fee!
I am so excited to share with you what I learned that afternoon, and plan to do a series of posts on this topic next week. I hope you'll join me and look forward to your comments and ideas.
Until then, have a blessed Thanksgiving!